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Level: 3

Location: Workplace

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This course aims to guide and assess the development of knowledge, skills and competence relating to the children and young people's social care workforce.  It serves as the required qualification for registration and regulatory requirements in the sector.

Entry requirements

You must be aged over 16 and working in a children's or young people's social care setting or job role on a paid or voluntary basis for at least 12 hours a week.  This qualification is suitable for those who work in a variety of job roles with children and young people from birth to 19 years.

Course Content

Learners will complete the Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People's Workforce.

They will develop and demonstrate a range of technical and wider sector-related knowledge to underpin their competence in their job role.

 Units are:

  • Understand Child and Young Person Development
  • Promote Child and Young Person Development
  • Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People
  • Support Children and Young People's Health and Safety
  • Develop Positive Relationships with Children, Young People and Others Involved in Their Care 
  • Working Together for the Benefit of Children and Young People 
  • Understand How to Support Positive Outcomes for Children and Young People
  • Promote Communication in Health, Social Care or Children's and Young People's Settings
  • Engage in Personal Development in Health, Social Care or Children's and Young People's Settings
  • Promote Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children's and Young People's Settings
  • Principles for Implementing Duty of Care in Health, Social Care or Children's and Young People's Settings
  • Assessment and Planning with Children and Young People
  • Promote the Wellbeing and Resilience of Children and Young People
  • Professional Practice in Children and Young People's Social Care

You will also study Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT.

How will I be assessed?

You will meet with your assessor either in a group of other learners or on a one-to-one basis.  This will either be at a College site or at your workplace. There is no exam. 

You will work with your assessor to produce a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your competence and knowledge of your job role.  You will be observed in your job role by your assessor to demonstrate your competence.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No

What can I do after this course?

It is anticipated that learners selecting the Social Care pathway will progress to the Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care or Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services.  There is also the opportunity to progress to a relevant foundation degree.

 

Careers

You can advance to senior support or management roles within the sector.

 

 

Lewis Morrell

Lewis Morrell

Lewis follows dad and granddad into healthcare

Teenager Lewis Morrell is aiming to become the third generation of his family to go into nursing.

But disappointing school GCSE exam results meant he had to have a rethink and plot a new route on the road to his career.

Looking for suitable courses, Lewis attended a College open event and was impressed with both what was on offer and the friendliness of the staff.

Eighteen-year-old Lewis described Derby College as "a lifeline" which has helped to give him confidence and a mind-set that he can achieve his goals.

A hospital work placement, run through the college's Employer Academy programme, has directly helped him land a health care assistant apprenticeship at the Royal Derby Hospital.

And Lewis has also completed Health and Social Care and English Functional Skills at Level 2, with a double pass and a merit. He is waiting for his GCSE English and CGSE Science results.

Lewis's dad is a children's nurse and his grandad worked in nursing and midwifery. He now manages a doctors' practice in Australia.

Knowing Lewis's skillset and temperament, they said that getting into health care would be "the best thing he ever did". He was inspired by them

I was a bit down about my English and Science results from school, because I needed those for nursing. Once I've got them I'll be able to get on further, so college was a lifeline.


It supported me through the first year and they pushed me. It's given me confidence. Rather than thinking 'maybe I can't do this', it helped me think 'yes, I can actually do this.'


It was very supportive through all of my time and I'm proud to have been accepted for the apprenticeship.


I'd say to anybody who didn't quite get the exams they want: go to
College, go to every lesson, stick with it and eventually it'll all click.


It's a four year apprenticeship. I want to go on to university and get my nursing degree and then get into children's nursing eventually.

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